‘Whether you voted leave or remain, you definitely didn’t vote to leave your fundamental rights at the EU exit door’.
This is from the September 2017 Liberty campaign to amend the Repeal Bill, and add a binding commitment on the Government to protect people’s human rights.
The People’s Clause aims to make sure that the rights we’ve gained from EU membership do not disappear.
- Creates a black-and-white promise that ministers can’t use their Repeal Bill law-making powers to roll back our rights protections
- Makes sure Parliament scrutinises how ministers rewrite laws, to prevent backroom deals that dodge the democratic process
- Brings all our fundamental rights protections home from the EU in full force.